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Bowyer: Battling Point and Performance

Manager Looks Back On Goal-Less Draw At MK Dons

24 March 2018

Gary Bowyer was quick to label Blackpool’s goal-less draw at MK Dons as a battling point and performance this afternoon.

The manager couldn’t fault the defensive efforts of his side, with goalkeeper Joe Lumley particularly impressing, however things just didn’t flow as fluidly in the final third.

Speaking post-match, here’s what the manager had to say…

A battling performance.

It was a battling point. From an attacking point of view, we didn’t put ourselves in positions to threaten their goal as much as we have done in recent weeks. Overall it was a clean sheet away from home and a battling performance.

Joe Lumley’s display.

He’s made two or three very good saves today that have helped us to keep a clean sheet. He was wonderful today.

Late chance with Longstaff hitting the bar.

It was exactly the same (as last week vs Southend United). He keeps getting in those areas, and at the start of the season those were flying in for us and him. We’ve just got to keep going.

Moving forward.

Out of the last four games away from home we’ve kept three clean sheets. We’ll take the positives out of it, but we know that we’ve got to be loads better than what we were with the ball today.

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